State Troopers Participate in Chariots of Hope Wheelchair Collection
This article was published on: 05/6/16 1:14 AM by Mike Minarsky
Chariots of Hope is a Connecticut-based, nonprofit organization that collects used wheelchairs and then refurbishes and distributes them to people in need around the world.
Efforts are underway to raise public awareness about the need for this service and to encourage people who own wheelchairs that are no longer in use to donate them to this worthy cause. There are nearly 20 million children and adults around the world who could make use of the wheelchairs that now sit idle in people’s attics and basements.
Chariots of Hope next major collection effort is the 17th annual “Day of 1000 Wheels.” The goal is to collect 300 wheelchairs in one day, Saturday May 7, 2016.
Anyone wishing to donate a wheelchair may drop it off at any Connecticut State Police barracks between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Representatives from Chariots of Hope will be on hand to accept the wheelchair donation.
For additional information, call (860) 242-HOPE or visit the Chariot’s Website at www.chariotsofhope.org.
State Police Drop off locations for the wheelchair collection:
State Police Troop A 90 Lakeside Road, Southbury
State Police Troop B 463 Ashley Falls Road, North Canaan
State Police Troop C 1320 Tolland Stage Road, Tolland
State Police Troop D 55 Westcott Road, Danielson
State Police Troop E 395 Northbound Montville
State Police Troop F 315 Spencer Plains Road, Westbrook
State Police Troop G 149 Prospect Street, Bridgeport
State Police Troop H 100R Washington Street, Hartford
State Police Troop I 631 Amity Road, Bethany
State Police Troop K 15A New Hartford Road, Colchester
State Police Troop L 452A Bantam Road, Litchfield
Last year 55 wheel chairs were collected across Connecticut at State Police Troops.